AIM Independent Music Awards 2019

AIM Independent Music Awards 2019 – The Nominees

The Association Of Independent Music (AIM) announced the nominees for this years AIM Independent Music Awards yesterday. Amongst the nominees are many Proper distributed artists including Jade Bird, whose nominated in 3 categories, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Little Simz, Erland Cooper, Freya Ridings and Hospital Records’ Sick Music 2019 compilation.

AIM CEO Paul Pacifico said “It’s great to see the diversity among this year’s nominees, which is a testament to the huge range of quality independent music being produced in 2019. We’re looking forward to honouring established artists like Debbie Harry, and relishing exciting upcoming performers like Georgia.”

The 2019 ceremony will mark 20 years of the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and will champion the industry-leading creativity, innovation, and performance shown by independent artists, labels and outstanding individuals.

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

in association with Spotify

  • Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center
  • Christine And The Queens – Chris
  • Dave – Psychodrama
  • Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
  • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes – End of Suffering
  • Jade Bird – Jade Bird
  • Jordan Rakei – Origin
  • Little Simz – Grey Area
  • Snapped Ankles – Stunning Luxury
  • Swindle – No More Normal

BEST INDEPENDENT TRACK

in association with Facebook

  • Dave – Funky Friday (ft. Fredo)
  • FKA Twigs – Cellophane
  • Fontaines D.C. – Boys In The Better Land
  • Georgia – About Work The Dancefloor
  • JARV IS – Must I Evolve
  • Jai Paul – Do You Love Her Now
  • Holly Herndon – Eternal
  • Little Simz – Selfish (ft. Celo Sol)
  • Sharon Van Etten – Seventeen
  • Four Tet – Teenage Birdsong

BEST [DIFFICULT] SECOND ALBUM

  • Erland Cooper – Sule Skerry
  • IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance
  • Julia Jacklin – Crushing
  • Maribou State – Kingdoms In Colour
  • SOAK – Grim Town

BEST CREATIVE PACKAGING

in association with MCPS

  • Various Artists – Confessin’ The Blues compilation
  • Murlo – Dolos
  • IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance
  • Various Artists – Sick Music 2019 compilation
  • Keith Richards – Talk Is Cheap

BEST INDEPENDENT VIDEO

in association with Vevo

  • Christine and the Queens – 5 Dollars
  • Hot Chip – Hungry Child
  • John Grant – He’s Got His Mother’s Hips
  • Caleb Steph – Black Boy
  • FKA Twigs – Cellophane

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC

in association with Merlin

  • Debbie Harry

INDEPENDENT LABEL OF THE YEAR

in association with [PIAS]

  • Brownswood Recordings
  • Domino
  • Nuclear Blast
  • Partisan Records
  • Rough Trade

BEST SMALL LABEL

  • Fuzz Club Records
  • Killing Moon
  • Local Action
  • Scruff of the Neck
  • Speedy Wunderground

ONE TO WATCH

in association with BBC Music Introducing

  • Arlo Parks
  • Barney Artist
  • Georgia
  • KOKOROKO
  • Larkins

UK INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH

in association with Youtube Music

  • Black Midi
  • Ezra Collective
  • Gerry Cinnamon
  • IDLES
  • Jade Bird

PPL AWARD FOR MOST PLAYED NEW INDEPENDENT ARTIST

in association with PPL

  • AJ Tracey
  • Cosmo Sheldrake
  • Freya Ridings
  • Guru Randhawa
  • Jorja Smith

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH

  • Afro B
  • Jade Bird
  • Maribou State
  • Nilüfer Yanya
  • IDLES
  1. Man, Friendship Kitty Macfarlane 0:37

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  1. Kindness Ben Glover 1:00

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  1. Some Dreams Do Amy Speace 1:05

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  1. Lost Show of Hands 0:51

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  1. Fade & Fall (Love Not) Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band 0:30

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  1. Chasing Shadows Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys 0:35

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  1. Bones Of Gilead Richard Thompson 0:43

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  1. Blues Run The Game Martin Simpson 0:30

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